Sunday, 21 August 2016

Our Freddie is Five!

Happy Birthday Freddie!

Five years ago, Sawyer baby numero two arrived and completed our little family of four. Since then life has been emotional, hectic and exciting all at once.

We are so proud of the little dude for happily getting through his first year at school before he even turned five.

His love for music, singing and dancing continues and we are constantly being entertained by his shows. He's so dependant on his big brother but in true younger sibling style he would never want to admit this and often takes out a lot of his frustrations on him. Samuel is so protective of Freddie and I'm sure they will always look out for each other.

Please feel free to stay five now for quite a while Fredster!

Happy Birthday little man

Glad you liked your pressies!

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Carbis Bay 2016

Well I'm writing this feeling extremely grateful and lucky but at the same time rather sad! We have just had the most wonderful week in Cornwall and in all honestly I could have easily stayed for another week (or three). How do you happily say goodbye to a place that is this beautiful...

Our house that we booked through Carbis Bay Holidays was called Trelowen and it was absolutely perfect...


The beach was only a short walk away, down a few steep hills so the journey down there was always much easier than coming back in the afternoon. If Fredster can do it without moaning then it can't be that bad.
The beach in Carbis Bay is one of the most idyllic I have seen in the UK. The sand is soft and golden and the water was unbelievably clear. There are caves to explore and the waves varied from day to day - sometimes nice and calm, perfect for the little people and sometimes rougher and great for body boarding.




St Ives is only a mile away from Carbis Bay and
you can walk there along the coastal path. There is also a little train station near the beach and tickets into St Ives are very cheap and the journey only takes a few minutes.

Carbis Bay is a great base if you want to do bit of sightseeing. In one day we visited Lands End..


...the Minack Theatre

...and St Michael's Mount

It really was one of the best holidays we have had in the UK and I'm sure we will be going back.


Tuesday, 2 August 2016


We've just returned from spending the first week of the summer holidays at Butlins in Skegness. Once again a fantastic time was had by all...
Freddie really got into the spirit of things and dressed up as his favourite Skyline character..'Dude'.

Our gorgeous boys

Birthday night out for Mummy

The two biggest Sawyer boys

The face says it all!

This crazy lot came to join us!

Finally a sun chair big enough for us all!


This little one is the boss!

All ready for a night out at the show
Beach babes

Say 'selfie stick'!

 Absolutely fantastic start to the holidays.
Completely busy, hectic and with eight of us in one caravan for a few nights, downright chaotic but we wouldn't have it any other way!

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Glenfield Hospital

We were very sad to hear of the news that NHS England have decided to stop children's heart surgery at Glenfield hospital. It is very difficult to understand the decision when the centre is one of the best performing in the country.

A petition is being set up which Heart Link have asked to be the petition people focus on. It is not live yet but when it is I will share the link to it.

Nottingham Post:

Thanks to the wonderful, caring staff at Glenfield who's expertise helped mend a heart that according to the surgeon was "not like he had seen before," we got to experience this day....going home with our baby. My fear if surgery at Glenfield stops is that other families will not be so lucky.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Happy 8th Birthday Samuel...

He's football crazy, he's football mad!
The big lad turned 8 today. We have had a lovely weekend of celebrations. We took him, his bro and some of his friends to the cinema yesterday and then went out for dinner. Today we've had a lovely picnic with the family jointly celebrating his birthday and fathers day...

Lots of pressie opening

The nerf guns were a big hit!

The Sawyer/Dear/Woodfield crew

It's what Dad's and Grandpop's are for - helping up the hill and then running by their side downhill!

Birthday bike

Have I got something on my face?

The beautiful Ivy posing for a photo

Grandad...the cricket king

We have stopped growing...honest Dad. Happy pops day!

I've been smitten since day one...

and still am more that ever. Happy birthday big lad.